Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal on May 13 at Eurovision 2021?
Photos: EBU / Thomas Hannes / Andres Putting

As day six of Eurovision 2021 rehearsals draws to a close, it’s time to review the competition.

Today, ten countries took to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for their second rehearsals. The acts from Malta, San Marino, Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Poland, Moldova, Iceland and Serbia all gave us another look at their staging ahead of next week’s live shows.

Destiny showed us a costume change, Stefania ironed out her green-screen glitches and Hurricane blew us all away. But who was best in show? Vote for your favourite in our poll!

Scroll down to vote in our poll.

Eurovision 2021 rehearsals: Day Six (May 13)

Click on the below posts to read our reviews, watch our reactions and see snippets from each country’s second rehearsal.

Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal on May 13?

As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like. But remember, you can only vote once — so make it count! This poll will close on May 14 with results publishing shortly after.

Who did you vote for? What do you think of today’s changes? Let us know in the comments below. 

Read more Eurovision 2021 rehearsal news here

PHOTOS: EBU / THOMAS HANSES / ANDRES PUTTING

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Redarrow
2 months ago

Malta #. 1 Destiny for Greatnes.

Thorn
Thorn
2 months ago

Loved Greece, Iceland and Serbia today, while San Marino was pretty good too. I also think that Austria is criminally underrated by the fans. I’m a bit disappointed with Benny Cristo but I expect this to improve. Moldova, Poland and Estonia are all very underwhelming.

I reserve my judgement on Malta for the dress rehearsal on Monday. I find the whole dress discussion complete nonsense and I feel really bad for Destiny being handled the way she is by her own delegation. What I saw today isn’t a winning performance unfortunately.

Ellen
Ellen
2 months ago

Honestly, I wasn’t that excited when I saw the snippets. I was hyped about Stefania’s staging, but it’s not mind-blowing like I was reading on various blogs.

I think the most interesting visuals came from Iceland. And vocally, it’s still Destiny for me. If I was about to include the Big 5, her, Barbara and Damiano slayed the rehearsal today.

Last edited 2 months ago by Ellen
Who am I?
Who am I?
2 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

Accorsing to the press, EBU officials are keeping stefanias wowing moments under wraps until the semifinal. Unfortunately people will have to wait…

Last edited 2 months ago by Who am I?
Fred
Fred
2 months ago

Lmao those fake Maltese votes xD

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Maltabots rigging the poll again…

Leo M
Leo M
2 months ago

Iceland for the win

Sot
Sot
2 months ago

Greece, Iceland, Serbia and San Marino were miles ahead of all the others

Sophia
Sophia
2 months ago
Reply to  Sot

I agree. I looked at the press poll and they agree as well. Their top for SF2 for today were 1. Iceland, 2. San Marino, 3. Serbia, 4. Greece. Malta actually tied with Serbia but I’m not counting them here cuz they’re SF1. Austria also did fairly well with them, and I can see why. I believe juries will rank him high and he may qualify because of that, kind of like Nathan Trent. I think as long as they do well in the real thing, those four you and I have listed should safely qualify, and Switzerland, Bulgaria, and… Read more »

baby
baby
2 months ago

Kinda random but i love stefanias outfit, gives me Selena quintanilla vibes

Candy
Candy
2 months ago

Really? Malta first?

Boreal
Boreal
2 months ago
Reply to  Candy

Malta sucks

Doris
Doris
2 months ago
Reply to  Candy

Malta shouldn’t even be on this poll, not their SF. Lazy organizers so today they finished at almost 8PM and yesterday they couldn’t go 20 minutes more after 5PM ?? Manipulations just for trying to avoid Malta their competitors on the polls but no luck even san Marino had better Poll press opinion lmao.

justafan
justafan
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

There was absolutely no reason to leave Malta’s second rehearsal for the 13th

Redarrow
2 months ago
Reply to  Candy

Yeah really ?

Rosy B
Rosy B
2 months ago

Iceland by far.

esc1234
esc1234
2 months ago

Can we talk about Moldova sounding like she is miming thanks to loud back vocals? Thanks to the Swedish mafia even the worst vocalist van perform in eurovision

Cozmin COZMA
Cozmin COZMA
2 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

That it’s way I continued to give credits to Romania, it’s not Roxen’s fault that her delegation doesn’t chose some backing vocalist, but she is singing all alone doing all these coreo in the meantime! I really respect her being so brave and risking it all

Doris
Doris
2 months ago
Reply to  Cozmin COZMA

Yeh I thought pre-recorded vocals was meant to bring the smaller delegations possible and guess what most are bringing at least 4 dancers and using recorded vocals with multiple backing vocals . Get in mind that without this crazy decision some stagings would be totally different including Moldova, Cyprus, Malta, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Sweden and the worse Slovenia with a gospel choir of at least a dozen.
Rule of 6 broken in many cases.

Doris
Doris
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

We have to sign a petition to bring back the rule of no recorded voices asap for 2022 !! There will be no excuse next year because normally every participant should be vaccined.

Robert
Robert
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Salty again?

Sophia
Sophia
2 months ago
Reply to  esc1234

Overall I’m disappointed in that performance, and I can see why it’s dropping in the odds :-/

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

Big shock for me today was how much I enjoyed Serbia’s “mum’s night out at the disco” entry.

David
David
2 months ago

It might be an unpopular opinion but I am actually starting to prefer semi final 2 over semi final 1, even though there are of course great songs on both nights. There is just a bit more “chaotic energy” (for the lack of a better word) over the stagings on the second semi final that I actually kinda like. 😀

Darren
2 months ago

Personally, Italy was the best for me today, but as it’s not in this poll, here goes:

The Best:
Iceland

The Worst:
Moldova
Poland

The Guilty Pleasure:
San Marino

The Indifferent:
Malta
Estonia

The Promising:
Greece
Czech Republic

Han
Han
2 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Serbia and Austria?

Darren
2 months ago
Reply to  Han

Serbia would go into the “Promising” section. Not a big fan of the song but they delivered quality staging, so it’ll do well I’m sure.
Austria, the “indifferent” section. I don’t hate the song, I don’t love it either, it’s just there. Staging is nice and simple but I feel it could go anywhere on the night.

shin
shin
2 months ago

Go Iceland !!

justafan
justafan
2 months ago

I can’t vote for my country Greece, so my vote goes to Serbia today. These girls were on fire.
LocoLoco!

Pluma
Pluma
2 months ago

Greece by far

Last edited 2 months ago by Pluma
Steven
Steven
2 months ago

Iceland and Serbia were on fire today! 🙂

Egor
Egor
2 months ago

San-Marino

Boreal
Boreal
2 months ago
Reply to  Egor

YASS!!

Teddy
Teddy
2 months ago

This is arguably one of the hardest semi finals Eurovision has seen. Nearly every single song could go through and most of these would have qualified in 2019 or 2018. 1. Iceland This is cute, this is everything we needed, that starting is absolutely amazing and the vocals immaculate. Yet another potential winner 2. Malta She looked much more confident, served vocals and the staging looked fierce. There’s a lot of creativity here and it could also deliver Malta THEIR first win as it’s super slick and ready for the final 3. Austria This was excellent all around. He sounded… Read more »

justafan
justafan
2 months ago
Reply to  Teddy

Malta is not in this semi final

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago

For once I see Greece torwards the top of the poll and actually think it’s deserved. The only problem with that staging idea though is because it’s all green screen, it’s not as exciting for the live audience

Doris
Doris
2 months ago

Who cares, there will be limited audience so I think the idea was in mind with that fact.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

point taken. And I suppose (correct me if I’m wrong), which that big screen they have in the arena they can show the performance as it looks on TV

Berco
Berco
2 months ago

and juries as well.

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
2 months ago

Serbia

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago

Wasn’t a pre-rehearsal favourite by any means but I thought Stefania was AMAZING today. The staging was really cool and her voice was great, so I voted for Greece. 🙂

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

-13? LOL, someone (or perhaps some people) really don’t like Greece eh? ?

Doris
Doris
2 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Malta sheeps/bots whatever

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Seems like it. The suddenly high dislike ratio is dropping fast and is now at -2, so it looks like it was indeed bots or something of the sort, lol.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Or france, or italy or literally any other country.. strange to see that racist assumptions get +10 upvotes on wiwibloggs

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

I think Doris made that assumption because I think Greece was first when I voted and then Malta just jumped way ahead, though the votes seem to be averaging out now. I don’t think it was necessarily because they dislike Malta or the Maltese. Personally, Malta is in my top 10. Either way, it’s kind of silly when people bot vote or bot dislike comments, regardless of the country or nationality.

Antony
Antony
2 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Yea, it happens in batches too, who knows? People even said they would feel cheated if they had a ticket for the live and only saw the green screen. As if the other songs are meant to be watched from the arena. It’s like they have no clue everything is setup for television first and foremost. YouTube was pretty positive though and I am sure the average Grand Final viewer will be impressed, as long as Stefania delivers an amazing performance. Which she probably will. She is slowly starting to get more and more confident. She looks gorgeous and her… Read more »

canada_piano
canada_piano
2 months ago

wow last time i said that poland was good but i guess i take that back now. rafal finally takes off his sunglasses, only for his face to be covered with pyro. i also think that malta was honestly so underwhelming, the camera angles tried to be wes anderson but that vibes was very wrong and i personally dont like her outfit estonia and austria had great stagings despite having average songs that used the lighting really well greece was really creative with (i assume) the green screen shirts and the vibe felt right. except i wish maybe they didnt… Read more »

Leo
Leo
2 months ago

Can someone explain what the hell is going on between Efendi and Tix?
Is there going to be some tactical voting?
Plus why Suzanne is trending on twitter? LOL!

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo

I saw the Tix/Efendi comments going around and I was also curious as to why that was the case. 🙂

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo

Apparently TIX has a thing for her and Efendi got word of it and sent him a note inviting him to dinner or something like that?

Lolek
Lolek
2 months ago

I ship it! 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago

I hope his demons and her dancers go on a quadruple date too.

Jimmy Smit
2 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

At least they’ll have plenty of time to do all of that after Tuesday.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Czechia, Estonia, Greece, and Iceland.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
2 months ago

Take your pills, guy.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  WhiteSox

LOL

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
2 months ago
Reply to  WhiteSox

That’s why I’m conscious. You sure are not.